Passion of the Lord

The Passion of the Lord is accounted separately in the four Gospels, each of which supplements the others, so that only from a careful examination and comparison of all can we arrive at a full and clear knowledge of the whole story.....

Holy Eucharist

The Last Supper held by Christ and His disciples on the eve of His Passion at which He instituted the Holy Eucharist. The Evangelists and critics generally agree that the Last Supper was on a Thursday, that Christ suffered and died on Friday.......

Ashes

Sitting down in, or covering one's self with, is the symbol of mourning. To eat asides expresses figuratively mourning is one's food, i.e. one's perpetual portion "He feedeth on ashes," i.e., tries to feed his soul with what is at once humiliating and unsatisfying......

Sabbath

The Sabbath(Hebrew shabbath, cessation, rest; Greek Sabbaton; Latin Sabbatum), is the seventh day of the week among the Hebrews, the day being counted from sunset to sunset, that is, from Friday evening to Saturday evening.......

Messiah

The Greek form Messias is a transliteration of the Hebrew, Messiah, "the anointed". The word appears only twice of the promised prince (Daniel 9:26; Psalm 2:2); yet, when a name was wanted for the promised one......

Widow

Canonical prescriptions concerning widows in the Old Testament refer mainly to the question of remarriage. If a man died without children, his widow was obliged to marry her deceased husband's brother.....

Son of Man

In the Old Testament "son of man" is always translated in the Septuagint without the article as anthropou. It is employed as a poetical synonym for man, or for the ideal man, e.g. "God is not as a man, that he should lie nor as a son of man, that he should be changed....

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